FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year

Last week Matthew Webster and Kaycey Dangen, competed in the FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year competition in Christchurch after qualifying in the regional round back in April.

This competition tested us on an array of agricultural skills, including practical skills such as fencing, making gates and machinery safety, Business and Economic skills, Science, Horticulture, Environmental and everything else involved in being a farmer in the 21st century. 

Overall, we placed 10th in the competition, out of over 100 teams in total. 

This competition is incredibly important to the farming community as well as secondary students, as it enables the constant growth and development of our industry. Throughout this competition we learnt how to act under pressure, develop our teamwork and communication, and were given the opportunity to learn from some of the best agricultural scientists in the country. 

We already have big plans and a long list of things to work on before the competition next year and we cannot wait. We plan to continue to develop our skills and grow as both teams and competitors. 

- written by Kaycey Dangen (12HCV) and Matthew Webster (12TRJ)

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